Peter's Project office closure a sign of success

THE Peter’s Project office in Warrnambool will close its doors tomorrow after a successful $5 million fund-raising campaign.

Peter’s Project founder Vicki Jellie (left) and volunteers Kylie Gaston and Jose Farrar begin the office clearance.

Peter’s Project founder Vicki Jellie (left) and volunteers Kylie Gaston and Jose Farrar begin the office clearance.

The office, in the National Australia Bank in Koroit Street, opened just nine months ago at the start of the public appeal.

Peter’s Project founder Vicki Jellie said the office had been staffed by a “wonderful group” of volunteers who enjoyed their contact with the community and raising funds for a south-west radiotherapy centre.

“We are very grateful to the National Bank in Warrnambool and their regional branches for allowing us to have free office space from which to run our fund-raising appeal,” she said.

Mrs Jellie, who resigned from a paid job last May to co-ordinate the campaign on a voluntary basis, spent yesterday clearing the office. She will continue that volunteer work from her home, acknowledging contributions and mail on behalf of Peter’s Project, as well as looking for paid work again.

Mrs Jellie said people could continue to make donations.

“In response to community wishes and expectations, the Peter’s Project Foundation will continue on in a supporting role, operating as an auxiliary to the cancer centre, assisting with patient comfort within the facility and will also support regional cancer services,” she said.

Contributions can made to the Peter’s Project Foundation at any National Australia Bank into the Peter’s Project Gift Account; by mail to PO Box 5227, Warrnambool, Vic, 3280; by emailing admin@petersproject.org.au; or by phoning 0439 000 955.

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